Time Warner Cable saw its broadband growth slow during the three months ending June 30, 2013. And that’s not all — the company saw a huge decline in video customers as well. Oops!
Comcast is the leading broadband provider in the U.S., and the second quarter only enhanced its lead. It added 187,000 new customers and made a whopping $2.56 billion from its broadband business during the quarter ending June 30, 2013.
Time Warner Cable, like some other broadband service providers, is now charging monthly rental fee for modems. That’s hardly a surprise, given the dearth of alternatives for consumers. Of course, the FCC willfully ignores the lack of a competitive market dynamic.
The UK, while far behind European broadband superpowers such as Netherlands and Sweden, is finally gaining momentum for its 25 Mbps (or higher) “superfast” broadband, thanks to new offerings from Virgin and BT. About 10 percent of the UK’s 21.3 million broadband connections qualify as superfast.
Time Warner Cable, which has been the earliest and an agressive proponent of usage-based broadband tiered pricing is offering a $5 price break for its light Internet users in more Texas cities, including Austin and Dallas. Its Texas rivals such as AT&T too are tiered-usage champions.
Comcast, the largest broadband provider in the US is getting bigger and bigger. During the first quarter of 2012, the company added 439,000 net new high-speed Internet customers to bring the final tally to 18.58 million and had broadband revenues of $2.32 billion.
Virgin Media, a UK-based cable company, said that it has started delivering a 1.5 Gbps broadband connection on trial basis in a section of London known as Silicon Roundabout. The company describes it as the world’s fastest broadband connection.
Virgin Media, a U.K.-based cable company, has introduced a 100 Mbps broadband connection at reasonable prices. It might not be as cheap as broadband in Japan, but at least it’s better than what we’ve got in the U.S.
A new report shows that the demand for new broadband connections jumped during the first quarter of 2010, reversing what has been a long slide in 2009. Cable broadband companies did particularly well in comparison to phone companies. Comcast added 400,000 subscribers, while AT&T added 255,000.
Broadband growth and net new additions in 2008 declined sharply, according to a report by Durham, N.H.-based Leichtman Research Group. For 2008,…